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The Frederick Faith Debate is designed to be an open an honest forum for local faith community leaders to share and discuss their views of the truth. Lady Bird Johnson once said, “the clash of ideas is the sound of freedom”. In that spirit, the show seriously wrestles with important ideas… the participant often disagreeing with one another. The hope is that through this wrestling a better understanding of the truth will develop with regards to the most important issues facing the world.

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The Frederick Faith Debate is designed to be an open an honest forum for local faith community leaders to share and discuss their views of the truth. Lady Bird Johnson once said, “the clash of ideas is the sound of freedom”. In that spirit, the show seriously wrestles with important ideas… the participant often disagreeing with one another. The hope is that through this wrestling a better understanding of the truth will develop with regards to the most important issues facing the world.

    Faith Debate -Man Who Grew Up in Frederick Does Good - 11/22

    Faith Debate -Man Who Grew Up in Frederick Does Good - 11/22

    In recent weeks we’ve been rather serious on the Faith Debate.  And with good reason.  There are lots of serious things happening this year.  But now we’re heading into the holiday season.  So, it’s temporarily time to shift gears and get you into the spirit of Advent season.  There’s an uplifting, faith-based, family tale that stars Erin Bethea (“Fireproof”), Jason Burkey (“I Can Only Imagine” and “October Baby”) and Brett Varvel (“Play the Flute”).  It tells a story of overcoming fears and doubts by relying on God, which is particularly timely in light of what the U.S. has endured this year.  Thomas Bonifield is an independent filmmaker who graduated from Thomas Johnson High School.  His movie is called “Miracle on Christmas”.  In this episode our guest tells us his story (with upcoming episodes telling us the story of the movie).

    The panel:

    Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.

    Thomas Bonifield.  Writer/Director of “Miracle on Christmas”.  https://www.miracleonchristmas.com/

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    • 23 min
    Faith Debate - The Path Leading an SBC Church to Decide to Stay and Fight- 11/15

    Faith Debate - The Path Leading an SBC Church to Decide to Stay and Fight- 11/15

    Here’s a quote:  “The Southern Baptist Convention is tanking rapidly.  President J. D. Greear has asked for forgiveness from the LGBT community for ‘discrimination, injustice and abuse.’  Are you kidding?  What abuse?  What injustice?  What discrimination?  Are Christians to no longer ‘discriminate’ against sin?”  These are words posted as the description for a YouTube video podcast (and as part of the Facebook page) called “For Such a Time as This”.  The video features today’s guest, Pastor James Pittman, an ordained Southern Baptist minister of the Gospel, serving as Senior Pastor of New Hope Community Church in Palatine, Illinois.  After announcing that his congregation was leaving the Southern Baptist Convention, there was a change of strategy, and James and his church find themselves holding out a New Hope for their denomination.

    The panel:

    Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.

    Jonathan Switzer.  Founder of Crossed Bridges in Frederick, Maryland.

    James Pittman.  Senior Pastor of New Hope Community Church in Paletine, Illinois.  And host of the “For Such a Time as This” YouTube (and Facebook) podcast.

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    • 24 min
    Faith Debate - The Fork in the Path that Faces the Southern Baptist Convention and Its Local Congregations - 11-8

    Faith Debate - The Fork in the Path that Faces the Southern Baptist Convention and Its Local Congregations - 11-8

    Woke Church.  Critical Race Theory.  Intersectionality.  White Privilege.  Black Lives Matter.  White Fragility.  Ethnic Gnosticism.  Neo-Marxist Black Liberation Theology.  Post Modern Cultural Marxism.  Identity Politics.  Social Justice Warriors.  Systemic Racism.  LGTBQ+ Rights.  And so many more new words and phrases have entered our newscasts and entered many pulpits.  There are so many different labels because there is so much complexity in how we got here.  Some people prefer certain descriptors, much to the disdain of others who prefer their own certain descriptors.  Call it what you want… there is a new so-called Social Gospel, and it is viewed as an enemy of the one true biblical Gospel by very many conservative theologians.  One of these theologians is James Pittman, Senior Pastor of New Hope Community Church in the Chicagoland area of Illinois.

    The panel:

    Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.

    Jonathan Switzer.  Founder of Crossed Bridges in Frederick, Maryland.

    James Pittman.  Senior Pastor of New Hope Community Church in Paletine, Illinois.  And host of the “For Such a Time as This” YouTube (and Facebook) podcast.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 24 min
    Faith Debate - The Path that Brought One Congregation to Announce It was Leaving the Southern Baptist Convention - 11/1

    Faith Debate - The Path that Brought One Congregation to Announce It was Leaving the Southern Baptist Convention - 11/1

     

    There is a movement within the church gaining influence in recent decades.  This movement has increased power in recent years, and has finally come to a pivot point for the life of Christ’s church within the past dozen or two months.  It is a theological liberalism appearing to win the day even in traditionally conservative enclaves such as the Presbyterian Church of America, the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, the Free Church, and the Southern Baptist Convention.  James Pittman is the pastor of a Southern Baptist church in the western suburbs of Chicago.  And he, along with his congregation, almost left the SBC last year.  What happened and why?  We begin to shed light on those questions today.

    The panel:

    Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.

    Jonathan Switzer.  Founder of Crossed Bridges in Frederick, Maryland.

    James Pittman.  Senior Pastor of New Hope Community Church in Paletine, Illinois.  And host of the “For Such a Time as This” YouTube (and Facebook) podcast.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 24 min
    Faith Debate- The Path That Brought One Man to Becoming a Southern Baptist Minister - 10/25

    Faith Debate- The Path That Brought One Man to Becoming a Southern Baptist Minister - 10/25

    Pastor James L. Pittman, Jr. is the lead under shepherd for the congregation of New Hope Community Church in Platine, Illinois.  That’s actually Troy’s old stomping grounds, as he grew up in a bunch of towns all around that area of suburban Chicago.  And Pastor Pittman knows the Maryland neck-of-the-woods pretty well himself, having studied premed at Howard University in Washington, D.C.  But geography is not why he’s on this edition of the Faith Debate.  Theology is why he joins by telephone.  It’s an issue of such great importance that it’s causing church splits, denominational division, and longtime friendships to be called into question.  But before we get into all of that, we take a moment to let you know more about this minister of the Gospel.

    The panel:

    Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.

    Jonathan Switzer.  Founder of Crossed Bridges in Frederick, Maryland.

    James Pittman.  Senior Pastor of New Hope Community Church in Paletine, Illinois.  And host of the “For Such a Time as This” YouTube (and Facebook) podcast.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 23 min
    Faith Debate - There’s a Whole New Vocabulary -10/18

    Faith Debate - There’s a Whole New Vocabulary -10/18

     

    “Critical Race Theory”, “White Privilege”, “Systemic Racism”, “Social Justice Warrior”, “Cultural Marxism”, “Intersectionality”, and a whole bunch of new terms have been added to the American pop-culture lexicon this year with the rapid ascendency of the “Black Lives Matter” slogan, organization, and movement.  What do these new terms mean, and from whence did they come?  Are they even new?  Is it a political divide?  A religious divide?  A worldview divide?  A cultural divide?  What are faithful Bible believing followers of Christ supposed to do and think?  For many years now, Adam “AD” Robles has been all over this issue like a tick on a sweet-blooded deer.  And he’s back with the Faith Debate over the phone for a fourth go-round in this four-part series of shows.

    The panel:

    Troy Skinner.  Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.

    Jonathan Switzer.  Founder of Crossed Bridges in Frederick, Maryland.

    Adam AD Robles.  Host of the “AD” YouTube podcast, used to interact with cultural issues in the church.

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    • 24 min

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